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Autumn-Winter 2003

Back Issues

The Flame, the Amulet and the Scarlet Bras
By Anjana Basu

 Her mother would turn the slither of satin over and over in her hands until the girl thought it would grow wings and fly away in protest. She imagined a beautiful woman wearing hummingbirds.

The World Bank Has a Lot to Learn

(But Not from Where They Think) 
By Dana De Zoysa
(Sri Lanka)

The banana-walla survives without the anointing of the World Bank, and is a bigger contributor to social security....You can live without 
the econocuria at the World Bank, but try living without banana-wallas.

Bricherismo: Romancing the Gringa
  Interviews with Lucho Nieto
and Mario Guevara
By Vicente Revilla
Translated by Lynn Levin

On discovering for the first time in his life that to be a cholo or an Indian does not marginalize him, he goes in search of gringas to seduce. 

Entrevistas con Lucho Nieto
y Mario Guevara
  Por Vicente Revilla

Al descubrir que por primera vez en la vida ser cholo o indio no le trae marginación, en el papel de tal es que busca seducir a las gringas.

The Last Colony
Notes from a Visit to Zimbabwe
By Richard Czujko
(Republic of South Africa)

The bystander declared, “We don’t want tourists,” after which the vendor promptly clammed up. The bystander was probably a government spy. 


By Abha Iyengar

I could not tell her the secret that was closest to my heart, so closely guarded that I dared not even whisper it into the air.

Domestic Violence
A Review

By Moira Richards
(Republic of South Africa)

Research shows that shelter workers are usually underpaid, overworked, subjected to unacknowledged stresses and
inadequately debriefed. 

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